Jessica Izumi

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Various oligosaccharides from hyaluronic acid, which were fluorescence-labeled and blocked by pyridylamination at the reducing terminal, were incubated as substrates or acceptors with bovine testicular hyaluronidase. Fluorescence-labeled reaction products in the reaction mixture were monitored selectively and directly by ion-spray mass spectrometry without(More)
Given significant challenges with available measurements of aerosol acidity, proxy methods are frequently used to estimate the acidity of atmospheric particles. In this study, four of the most common aerosol acidity proxies are evaluated and compared: (1) the ion balance method, (2) the molar ratio method, (3) thermodynamic equilibrium models, and (4) the(More)
Facile methods for controlling the microstructure of polymeric semiconductors are critical to the success of large area flexible electronics. Here we explore ultrasonic irradiation of solutions of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) as a simple route to creating ordered molecular aggregates that result in a one to two order of magnitude improvement in field(More)
4-Methylumbelliferyl-beta-D-xyloside (Xyl-MU) was added to the medium of cultured human skin fibroblasts. After incubation, the culture medium was pooled, concentrated with a lyophilizer, and dialyzed against distilled water. Then the Xyl-MU derivatives in the diffusate were purified by gel-filtration and HPLC. A novel Xyl-MU derivative was obtained, in(More)
4-Methylumbelliferyl-beta-D-xyloside (Xyl-MU) was added to the medium of cultured human skin fibroblasts. After incubation, the culture medium was pooled, and the Xyl-MU-induced oligosaccharides in the medium were purified by gel filtration chromatography. A novel Xyl-MU derivative was obtained, in addition to the previously reported Xyl-MU derivatives such(More)
Human skin fibroblasts were cultured in the presence of 4-methylumbelliferyl-beta-D-xyloside (Xyl-MU) using a mass-culture system with a microcarrier. The structures of Xyl-MU-induced sugars purified from the dialysable fraction of the incubation medium were investigated. In addition to glycosaminoglycans the elongation of which initiated by Xyl-MU has(More)
Six kinds of tripeptide derivative consisting of L-glutamic acid gamma-benzyl ester [Glu(OBzl)] (E) and L-phenylalanine (Phe) (F), i.e. EEF, EFE, FEE, FEF, FFE and FFF, were converted into chiral recognition sites by adopting Boc-L-Trp as a print molecule. The formed chiral recognition sites discriminated between Ac-L-Trp and the corresponding D-isomer, and(More)
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